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The Poetry Barn

A literary center located in New York's Catskill Park, Poetry Barn hosts workshops, readings, retreats, and is home to the largest independent poetry lending library in the region.

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Founder Lissa Kiernan wanted a way to thank the funders who helped The Poetry Barn become a reality. She was inspired by Walt Whitman's poem "I saw in Louisiana a live-oak growing". We both loved the idea of a tree- it was perfect for the location as well as all the traditions and associations with growth, strength, knowledge, and inspiration. 

And so I became inspired by the gnarly limbs of an old oak near my home, and designed, constructed and installed a lovely tree inscribed with all the names of the friends and supporters of The Poetry Barn!

View a slideshow:
www.poetrybarn.co/tree-making